Garnet Peak

Featured photo of Garnet Peak

Garnet Peak is located in the Laguna Mountains a short drive away from San Diego CA. Mt Laguna is located at a height of 6000 ft east of San Diego on the Eastern Edge of Cleveland National Forest.

Penny Pines trailhead is the closest parking area beside Sunrise Highway. The one-way distance to Garnet Peak from the parking lot is about 2 miles.

Getting to the top is fairly easy with the actual climb being about 500ft, having begun the hike from the parking lot that lies at 5380 ft above sea level.

Fantastic views of the Anza-Borrego Desert that lies 3000 ft below on the east is the reward for getting to this peak. The peak itself is made of of jarry rocks and does not have a lot of space. It can be windy up there even in the summer months. Winter snow can make the hike slightly difficult but never too much so as to require special equipment.

Elevation (feet): 5,900
Elevation (meters): 1,798
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Sierra Nevada
State: California/California
Latitude: 32.908195
Longitude: -116.453857
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Convenient Center: Alpine

Thanks to Parag Ahire for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

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  • Log #22069 - by Parag Ahire on Sep 11, 2010
    Started the hike at Penny Pines trailhead and took the longer 2 mile route. The views towards the desert floor are fascinating. The top in a rather small rocky area and the mountainside quickly...